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Take a Dip In the Swimming Pool with Naomi Campbell and Mick Jagger

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Karine Laval

The swimming pool can be a site of athleticism or a space for rest and relaxation, but it’s also a supremely nostalgic place. In collections from photographers like Karine Laval, who captured the ambience in her series titled The Pool, the contradictory space (where the natural meets the man-made) is a site for childlike leisure; Deanna Templeton zeroes in on the intimacy of seeing the human body on full display in the glimmering water; and photographer Jean Pigozzi may be known for his esteemed art collection, but he also made a name for his legendary pool parties in Cannes with distinguished guests like Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson, and Mick Jagger. After all, everyone needs a quick splash around the a pool by the time those unbearable dog days of summer roll around. Cool off and dive right into these aqueous images, by some of our favorite iconic photographers.

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Gagosian

Jean Pigozzi, Naomi Campbell with Mick and Bono (the dogs), 1993.

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Gagosian

Jean Pigozzi, David Geffen, 1988.

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Gagosian

Jean Pigozzi, Helmut Newton and Mick Jagger, 1990.

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Gagosian

Jean Pigozzi, Elle Macpherson, 1991.

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Karine Laval

Karine Laval, Untitled #20 (from The Pool series), 2002.

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Karine Laval

Karine Laval, Untitled #32 (from The Pool series), 2002.

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Karine Laval

Karine Laval, Untitled #31 (from The Pool series), 2002.

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Karine Laval

Karine Laval, Untitled #7 (from The Pool series), 2002.

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Deanna Templeton

Deanna Templeton, Tess, 2012.

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Deanna Templeton

Deamma Templeton, Erin, 2015.

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Deanna Templeton

Deanna Templeton, Grant, 2009.

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Deanna Templeton

Deanna Templeton, Erin, 2015.